Should I file a claim if I was verbally given a promotion and not paid retroactively 4 months later?

I was verbally told by my manger that I received the promotion I applied for in August of 2016. I never received an offer letter or signed any paper acknowleding the promotion. Once my raise was finally approved in December I was told I will not be receiving retroactive pay at my new salary for the 4 months that I worked on my old salary. Would it be worth filing a claim for this?

1 answer  |  asked Dec 14, 2016 6:00 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

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Kate Fitzpatrick
Were you actually doing the new job over those four months? When you were told you were getting a promotion, did it include a conversation of the new salary, the new responsibilities, and the timeline it would start? A lot of this turns on the facts of how this happened. It also turns on how much you are willing to risk with your current employer by raising this.

posted by Kate Fitzpatrick  |  Dec 15, 2016 05:01 AM [EST]

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